classical music

Witchy Song Suggestions

Hello Family! I am with you today to speak about some of the songs which I listen to when I am trying to manifest. I may suggest some *Some of these songs may fall into more than one category.* Feel free to add songs!

Love/Romance Magick:

  • Wonderful by Lianne La Havas
  • Serial Killer by Lana Del Rey
  • Lovefool by The Cardigans
  • Little Numbers by BOY
  • Love by Lana Del Rey
  • Romanitcise by Chelea
  • A Dream by Rachmaninoff - Sung by Dawn Upshaw
  • Morgen by Strauss - Sung by Barbara Bonney
  • Hey Now by London Grammar
  • Like I Can (Cover) by Jordan Smith
  • Golden Slumbers (cover) by Jennifer Hudson
  • Bittersweet by Ellie Goulding
  • Warm on a Cold Night by Honne
  • River Flows in You by Yiruma
  • L’heure Exquise by Hahn - Sung by Susan Graham
  • The Way I Am by Ingrid Michaelson
  • Giant Steps by John Coltrane
  • Red Arrow by Gem Club
  • Blue Skies by Ella Fitzgerald 
  • Long Time Ago by Trad/Copland - Sung by Nathan Gunn
  • Chi Il Bel Sogno from La Rondine by Puccini - Sung by Renee Fleming
  • Claire de Lune by Debussy - Performed by Xavier de Maistre
  • Che Gelida Manina from La Boheme by Puccini - performed by Vittorio Grigolo or Luciano Pavarotti 

Sex Magick:

  • Is It a Crime by Sade
  • I Put a Spell on You by Nina Simone
  • Teeth by Lady Gaga
  • All Night by Beyonce
  • Hey Now by London Grammar
  • Tear You Apart by She Wants Revenge
  • Hummingbird Heartbeat by Katy Perry
  • Pillowtalk by Zayn
  • Do What U Want by Lady Gaga
  • Off to the Races by Lana Del Rey

Money Magick:

  • Dog Days Are Over by Florence + The Machine
  • Feeling Good by Nina Simone
  • Coca Cola by Beth Hart
  • Digital Witness by St. Vincent
  • 6 Inch by Beyonce
  • Money Honey by Lady Gaga
  • Beautiful, Dirty, Rich by Lady Gaga
  • National Anthem by Lana Del Rey
  • Million Dollar Man by Lana Del Rey

Luck Magick:

  • Tokyo by Lianne La Havas
  • Dog Days Are Over by Florence + The Machine
  • Feeling Good by Nina Simone
  • Primadonna by Marina and the Diamonds
  • Q.U.E.E.N. by Janelle Monae
  • Evergreen by Yebba
  • Right Place, Wrong Time by Dr. John
  • No Roots by Alice Merton
  • When the World Was at War We Kept Dancing by Lana Del Rey
  • Nagual by Trifolia 
  • Make Me Feel by Janelle Monae

Beauty:

  • La fille aux cheveux de lin by Debussy - perormed by Xavier de Maistre
  • Venus by Lady Gaga
  • L’heure Exquise by Hahn - sung by Susan Graham
  • Unstoppable by Lianne La Havas
  • Radio by Lana Del Rey
  • Bel Air by Lana Del Rey
  • Breaking my Heart by Lana Del Rey

Binding:

  • Paradise Circus by Massive Attack 
  • Work Song by Hozier
  • Summer Bummer by Lana Del Rey
  • In My Feelings by Lana Del Rey
  • Brother Sparrow by Agnes Obel
  • Wallflower by Agnes Obel
  • Avenue by Agnes Obel
  • Gold Dust Woman by Fleetwood Mac (good cover by Karen Elson)
  • Up in Flames by Ruelle
  • Body Electric by Lana Del Rey
  • Circle the Drain by Katy Perry
  • No Roots by Alice Merton
  • Hit Me Like a Man by The Pretty Reckless 
  • Backfire by Lana Del Rey
  • Goodnight Moon by Shivaree

Baneful Magick (Curses and such):

  • Paradise Circus by Massive Attack
  • Wallflower by Agnes Obel
  • Strange Fruit sung by Nina Simone
  • Sinnerman by Nina Simone
  • Seven Devils by Florence + The Machine
  • Power and Control by Marina and the Diamonds
  • Teen Idol by Marina and the Diamonds
  • Kill of the Night by Gin Wigmore
  • The Rake’s Song by The Decemberists
  • Humans by Sevdaliza 
  • No Rest for the Wicked by Lykke Li
  • Killing Moon by Roman Remains
  • Bones by Ms Mr
  • Limbs by Widdowspeak
  • Yubaba (Spirited Away Score) by Joe Hisaishi
  • The Raven by Alan Parsons Project
  • Neverland by Sisters of Mercy
  • Countdown by John Coltrane 
  • In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida by Iron Butterfuly
  • Bloodletting by Concrete Blonde
  • You Know that I’m No Good by Amy Winehouse

Power Gathering: 

  • Death Defying Acts by Angus & Julia Stone
  • Django Jane by Janelle Monae
  • The Curse by Agnes Obel
  • Superpower by Beyonce
  • Spectrum (Song and Album) by Florence + The Machine
  • Sinnerman by Nina Simone
  • Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks
  • Four by Miles Davis
  • Twice by Little Dragon (Lianne La Havas also does a beautiful cover)
  • Sarajevo by Max Richter
  • Retrograde by James Blake
  • Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode
  • With You In My Head by UNKLE
  • Out Alive by Ke$ha
  • Ninth Gate: Vocalise performed by Diana Damrau
  • Sunrise by Yeasayer
  • Castle by Halsey
  • Breath of Life by Florence + the Machine

Healing:

  • Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
  • Who You Are sung by Jordan Smith
  • Stevie’s Dream by Janelle Monae
  • Hunger by Florence + the Machine
  • Life Goes On by Fergie
  • Wonderland by Haley Reinhart 
  • Twice by Little Dragon (Lianne La Havas also does a beautiful cover)
  • Alive by Sia
  • Unbreakable Smile by Tori Kelly
  • Arabesque No. 1 in E Major by Debussy - Performed by Xavier de Maistre
  • Im Here from the Color Purple 

Meditation: 

  • Death Defying Acts by Angus & Julia Stone
  • Icarus by White Hinterland 
  • Love Drought by Beyonce
  • Twice by Little Dragon (Lianne La Havas also does a beautiful cover)
  • Sarajevo by Max Richter
  • Cranes in the Sky by Solange 
  • So Much More Than This by Grace Vanderwaal
  • Arabesque No. 1 in E Major by Debussy
  • La fille aux cheveux de lin by Debussy

Protection:

  • Safe & Sound by Capital Cities
  • Florets by Grace VanderWaal
  • Sarajevo by Max Richter
  • Alive by Sia
  • Ständchen  D.957 by Schubert - Performed by Evgeny Kissin
  • C’est L’extase Langoureuse by Debussy - Sung By Elly Ameling
  • The Fire by Kina Grannis
  • The Bird by Duke - Sung by James Taylor
  • Arabesque No. 1 in E Majoy by Debussy - Performed by Xavier de Maistre

Confidence:

  • Fashion! (Artpop) by Lady Gaga
  • ***Flawless by Beyonce
  • Bodak Yellow by Cardi B
  • Raining Men by The Water Girls
  • Sugar Pill by Kovacs
  • Q.U.E.E.N. by Janelle Monae
  • Oh No! by Marina and the Diamonds
  • Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves by Aretha Franklin
  • Land of Lola from Kinky Boots
  • Sex Is In the Heel from Kinky Boots
  • Screwed by Janelle Monae
  • I like that by Janelle Monae
  • Bad by Michael Jackson
  • Check it Out by Will.i.am & Nicki Minaj

Happiness/Just Good Vibes:

  • Blood (Album) by Lianne La Havas
  • Blue Skies by Ella Fitzgerald (or anything she sings)
  • Origami by Capital Cities
  • Pocket Full of Sunshine by Natasha Beddingfield
  • Rumors (Album) by Fleetwood Mac
  • Young Volcanoes by Fall Out Boy
  • Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing (cover) by Tori Kelly
  • Seven Wonders by Fleetwood Mac
  • Happy by Pharrell 
  • Feel it Still by Portugal. The Man
  • Let’s Get Together by Beth Hart
  • Arabesque No. 1 in E Majoy by Debussy - Performed by Xavier de Maistre
  • Tightrope by Janelle Monae


I hope y’all find this useful! Feel Free to add songs! Also, email me at mojomidnight@gmail.com for any questions, follow my YouTube @ Mojo Magick for some Magickal content, and Be Blessed! 

Love, 

Mojo Magick

Reading Sheet Music


What every 4th grade music teacher taught when teaching recorder: Remember Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge and FACE! They’re the line and space notes!

What we actually do: I know where C is on the staff! *starts counting lines and spaces, and ledger lines if necessary, until reaching note in question*

Autism acceptance month, day 12

To celebrate autism acceptance month, I’m going to post something positive about autism every day through April.


Allow me to introduce the Japanese classical composer Hikari Ōe:

Ōe was born in 1963 with a herniated brain, autism, epileptic seizures and visual impairment. The doctors described him as “severely disabled” and strongly urged his parents kill him, claiming that he would become a vegetable otherwise. His parents (including his father, famous author Kenzuburo Ōe) refused the offer and Hikari Ōe survived the birth thanks to surgery.

Ōe didn’t speak a word until he was 6 years old when he identified a specific birdcall on television as that of a water rail bird. After buying him a record with tracks of various birdcalls, Ōe’s parents noticed his talent at memorizing specific sounds, so they hired a private piano teacher for him. While Ōe still doesn’t speak much to this day, he quickly learned to express himself through classical music. In the following years, he learned to play both the piano, flute and violin expertly.

He began composing his own music when he was just 13 years old and released his first album when he was 29. The album sold over a million copies and won Japan’s top prize for classical Japanese music. All his later albums would become commercial successes as well, both in Japan and America. 

You can hear his first album on YouTube. Give it a listen, it’s beautiful:

While his music in itself is worth celebrating, there is a specific reason I wanted to talk about Ōe in particular.

Whenever anti-neurodiversity people try to argue against neurodiversity, one of their main arguments is usually the good ol’ functioning label. “Think of the severely autistic!” they say, as if being “severely” autistic means you can’t be happy or successful.

I wanted to share Ōe’s story because it goes direcly against that toxic ideology. Despite being “severely handicapped”, Ōe went on to live a highly successful, happy life. After his birth, he became one of his fathers biggest influences for all his later books. Absolutely nobody can argue that the world would be better off if the doctors had killed Ōe at birth like they wanted. His existence changed both his parents lives and the world of classical music for the better.

It doesn’t matter if people are “low-functioning” autistic or “high-functioning” autistic. We’re all human beings and we all deserve respect. Even the most “severely handicapped” like Ōe can often go on to do incredible things.


Happy April to all autistic and neurodiverse people! I hope you all have a wonderful month.

(Day 12/30, follow #aprilautismpositivity for more)

If it’s the right choice for you, it’s the right choice for you—don’t let ANYONE tell you differently. At the end of the day, they are your decisions to make and your consequences to live with, whether good, bad, or in-between. If you let yourself be stopped from going after your dreams by fear of failure, fear of disappointing your family, fear of what others might think, you will ALWAYS be left wondering “what if”…and not only will you have you cheated yourself out of the chance to live your fullest, freest life; you actually cheat THE WORLD out of whatever gifts and talents you were put here to share! So, go ahead. You know what you need to do.
P.S. And hey, you know that “realistic” life plan? The “safe” college major and “practical” career choice? It’s not even going anywhere. If you come to a point in your life where you feel it’s time to change course or try something different, you’re allowed to do that too. 😘

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*oh,? and music outside of europe existed